Ground Up Climbing Guides

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Toll free phone: 609-647-4787

Local phone: 609-647-4787

Dates Closed: Winter

Hours of Operation: 7am to 9pm

The Mammoth Lakes region is the center of Eastern Sierra rock climbing and Ground Up Climbing Guides is your portal into the local crags and back country climbing. Whether you are a new or novice climber looking to experience the thrill and excitement of your first outdoor climbing experience, or an experienced climber seeking more aggressive multi-pitch climbs Ground Up Climbing Guides will be with you every step of the way.

Mammoth Lakes-based Ground Up Climbing Guides specializes in helping the new or novice climber experience the thrill of outdoor rock climbing. But we don’t stop there. More experienced climbers will be challenged with some of the best sport climbing and multi-pitch climbing the Sierra has to offer.

With years of experience running kids camps and working with families, we know how to make the most of your day, putting you on the right terrain and encouraging all climbers to push beyond their preconceived limits and (sometimes!) comfort zones.

We’ll get you climbing from the ground up.

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 5.0

based on 122 reviews

Excellent Rock Guiding!
Ground Up Rock Climbing met our school group of 15 seniors in Alabama Hills. Clay and Joshua catered to the varying level of experience for each student. Every student was challenged at their ability...
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A memorable day in Alabama hills
Clay was a pleasure to work with. His experience and patience really helped us first timer rockclimbing family that includes 2 girls 8 and 5 truly enjoy the experience. Highly recommend the location...
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Fun and educational experience
I loved my trip with Ground Up. Clay and his staff were amazing and definitely made sure we got what we wanted out of the experience.
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